Dishonest Daines’ Priorities: Fight for the Ultra-Wealthy, Leave Hard-Working Montanans Behind  

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Dishonest Daines’ Priorities: Fight for the Ultra-Wealthy, Leave Hard-Working Montanans Behind  
Helena, MT – This week, Americans for Prosperity Action, the Koch network super PAC spending in support of Senator Steve Daines, released a new ad which tried to whitewash Daines’ record of fighting for his corporate backers instead of hard-working Montanans. 

“Steve Daines cut taxes and red tape to promote opportunity for all.” 

Fact Check: Daines has made cutting taxes a priority – for the ultra rich. In 2017, Daines voted for a tax plan that overwhelmingly benefited the “extremely wealthy and corporations” and that  “could actually make it more attractive” to ship jobs overseas. 

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Daines and Senate Republicans made sure to slip a massive tax giveaway for their well-to-do friends into a relief package, while voting against paid leave and expanded unemployment benefits

“[Daines] made it easier to restore jobs and rebuild our businesses.”

Fact Check: Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Daines has been looking out for his big-business backers first and foremost. He supported a corporate slush fund without strong protections to prevent corporations from using funds to boost CEO bonuses or buy back stocks. 

“Right now, that’s the leadership we need.” 

Fact Check: Daines’ leadership includes a steadfast commitment to gutting Montanans’ health care. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, Daines remains committed to repealing the Affordable Care Act which would rip away health coverage from 112,000 Montanans and leave 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions vulnerable to insurance company discrimination. 

Meanwhile, Daines has been raking in campaign contributions from his insurance industry pals, taking nearly $320,000 during his time in Congress.

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